About

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 as a place of worship and services continue to be held here weekly. The Chapel has also been a popular destination for visitors for generations. By the late 18th-century, it was starting to appear on popular itineraries and its popularity greatly increased after the publication of Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code, in 2003.

The Chapel is still family-owned. Its owner, the Earl of Rosslyn, is a Trustee of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which was established in 1995 to care for the Chapel and oversee its conservation and public access. The Trustees run the charity through a Management Committee, under the chairmanship of the Countess of Rosslyn, who is also a Trustee. Other members of the committee are volunteers with relevant skills and experience.

Executive management is delegated to the Director, Ian Gardner (pictured right with Lady Rosslyn), who reports to the Management Committee and leads a team of full-time and part-time staff.

Rosslyn Chapel Trust  is a registered Scottish charity, number SC024324, and a company limited by guarantee, number SC161958.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For general enquiries mail@rosslynchapel.com

For enquiries relating to events or film and television requests learning@rosslynchapel.com

Please send media enquiries to director@rosslynchapel.com

Please send all questions or comments for the guiding team to guides@rosslynchapel.com

Rosslyn Chapel Trust
Rosslyn Chapel
Chapel Loan
Roslin
Midlothian
EH25 9PU

Tel: +44 (0)131 440 2159 

Fax: +44 (0)131 440 1979

Please note that that email addresses that contain rosslynchapel.co.uk or .org.uk will NOT be received by the Rosslyn Chapel Trust and a reply or confirmation cannot be guaranteed.

ROSSLYN CHAPEL is a Registered Trade Mark of Rosslyn Chapel Trust.

Commended at the Scottish Design Awards, 2013

Highly commended at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards, 2013

 

 ASVA 

Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Green Tourism

At Rosslyn Chapel, we are committed to working in a sustainable way. You can download our Green Policy here. This is put into practice in a number of ways -  for example, by having sensors in the toilets to ensure that lights are switched off when  not required, using low energy light bulbs, encouraging visitors to use public transport, supporting local suppliers through our gift shop and coffee shop, and recycling and reusing paper and waste.

The Trust is a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, which recognises and helps to improve our sustainability.

Green Tourism Silver

Testimonials

'The history of this Chapel is fascinating. I'm so glad to have been able to visit'
Mrs R. Eilbeck, Sydney, Australia
'amazing carvings, glad the restoration is being done'
Mrs S. Goodson, Georgia, USA